We review the results obtained in the frequency range of Pc3 (22–100 mHz) and Pc4 (7–22 mHz) pulsations at Italian Antarctic stations in the southern polar cap (“Mario Zucchelli”, at Terra Nova Bay, TNB, 80 ◦S; “Concordia”, the Italian/French base at Dome C, DMC, 89 ◦S). The absence of a midnight enhancement in the pulsation power suggests a negligible substorm influence at extreme latitudes, while the sharp noon enhancement, which appears only at TNB, is determined by the closer proximity of the station to cusp related phenomena. The relationship between the frequency of the band-limited signals and the interplanetary magnetic field strength, the cone angle influence, and the higher correlation of the Pc3 power with the solar wind speed in the morning hours suggest a global scenario in which upstream waves would be mainly responsible for the mid-frequency activity in the polar cap. However, the polarization pattern is odd with respect to the predictions for tailward propagating modes.
|Titolo:||Experimental aspects of mid-frequency pulsations (f=10-100 mHz) in the southern polar cap|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2006|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|